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  1. Let me recast the question in a more concrete way. Someone claims to possess a sense mode that you do not have; on the basis of that new sense mode they claim to perceive things you do not. Should you believe them? The basic claim here is the possession of a new sense mode. What evidence do they present for its existence? Can they explain how it works? What physical basis does it have? Can the things they claim to perceive be integrated with the things you perceive with your senses, or do they contradict your perceptions? Etc. If I'm blind, and you come to me and say you possess a s
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  2. The relavent part, I think: "And the motor?" she asked. "Why did you abandon it? Why did you leave it to the Starnes heirs?" "It was their father's property. He paid me for it. It was made on his time. But I knew that it would be of no benefit to them and that no one would ever hear of it again. It was my first experimental model. "You knew the kind of achievement your motor represented?" "Yes." "And you knew you were leaving it to perish?" "Yes." He looked off into the darkness beyond the windows and chuckled softly, but it was not a sound of amusement. "I looked at my motor
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